This is the first of my Christmas gift guide posts on the run up to Christmas. I have put together a list of 10 books that I think would be lovely in a Christmas Eve box this year. Christmas Eve boxes are quite a big thing now and they usually include a book or two to share together on Christmas Eve.¬† I love reading a good Christmas story to the kids on the run up to Christmas. So lets get started. Mog’s Christmas¬†¬†– Mog was a firm favourite of mine when I was a little girl and last year I… View Post

I have been doing the school run for a couple of months now and with a baby in tow too have had my fair shares of running out of the door, running into school, running pack with his lunch box. We’ve all been there right? Since going from doing the school run 2 days a week to every day I have had to sort myself out a routine otherwise I think the stress levels were about to send me a funny shade of purple. My boy is a good boy and most of the time does what I ask but… View Post

Being a parent is a tough old job. There is no instruction manual that comes with that precious bundle that is thrust in your arms; you are just expected to know what to do. Once you have one stage sorted out, the next stage starts. It’s relentless, tough and the most rewarding thing you will ever do. I have a lot of Mum friends with children of lots of different ages and the one thing I have noticed that they all do, me included is give themselves a hard time. We never feel like we are doing quite enough. It’s… View Post

Nearly 8 weeks have passed since my little man started school. It really is quite amazing what it does to them; he has become so much more independent and resilient and learnt so much in such a short space of time. I think your child starting school is as much a learning curve for you as it is for them and there have certainly been a few steep ones for me recently. Here are 5 things I have learnt since I became a parent to a school kid! PE spares are needed – If you have watched my Insta stories… View Post

It sounds a really simple thing to do doesn’t it? Embracing the good should be easy; you enjoy all the happiness life has to offer, of course you do. But sometimes it is easier said than done when you have kids. You get bogged down in the details or the days where it all went wrong. When it wasn’t your finest parenting hour. That’s okay. That’s normal. Believe me, I have done my fair share of being bogged down lately. With big decisions to make affecting all of us life has seemed a lot more stressful of late. Add in… View Post